Category Archives: Rebuilding Lives Around the World

Reflecting on my journey…

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been back in Canada for over two weeks. Time has gone by quickly and surprisingly the adjustment back to life in Toronto hasn’t been as strange as I thought it would be. I’ve pretty much jumped … Continue reading

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Friday, July 29: Accra

After crossing the border early yesterday morning from Lome into Aflao (a city on the Ghanaian side of the border), we quickly hired a car and sped straight for Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. We are lucky that most Ghanaian roads do … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 21: Accra

Yesterday we left Kpandai and made the 11 hour journey back to Accra.  The coach bus we were on for most of the trip was overcrowded, and I found myself sitting on the floor of the coach for part of … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 19: Kpandai

Nkanchina School 2008 Yesterday we visited the Nkanchina School and we were delighted to hear that they’ve been able to complete a building since the last time we visited in 2008. A group from Holland helped finance the building of the … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 16: Kpandai

Let me take this chance to tell you a little bit more about Ghanaian culture. Greetings are important in Ghanaian culture. They will find it strange that we don’t regularly greet people that we don’t know walking along the street or the … Continue reading

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Thursday, July 14: Kpandai

So far this week, approximately 40 patients have come through the clinic, and to be honest, we have really been enjoying the pace of our work here. It has given us much more one-on-one time with our patients, to properly educate … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 12: Kpandai

Yesterday we woke up to pouring rain and the power was off again. The health clinic is usually crammed with almost 100 people waiting by 7am, but whenever it rains, the dirt roads becomes muddy and it is difficult for … Continue reading

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